[ih-gree-juh s, -jee-uh s] /ɪˈgri dʒəs, -dʒi əs/
extraordinary in some bad way; glaring; flagrant:
an egregious mistake; an egregious liar.
Synonyms: gross, outrageous, notorious, shocking.
Antonyms: tolerable, moderate, minor, unnoticeable.
Archaic. distinguished or eminent.
outstandingly bad; flagrant: an egregious lie
(archaic) distinguished; eminent
1530s, “distinguished, eminent, excellent,” from Latin egregius “distinguished, excellent, extraordinary,” from the phrase ex grege “rising above the flock,” from ex “out of” (see ex-) + grege, ablative of grex “herd, flock” (see gregarious).
Disapproving sense, now predominant, arose late 16c., originally ironic and is not in the Latin word, which etymologically means simply “exceptional.” Related: Egregiously; egregiousness.
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